Saturday, June 30, 2012
The smell of smoke Sweetie and I have been noticing finally makes sense. When we reached Buffalo, we learned that the landscape of the west is being dotted by wildfires. Just 16 miles from where we are right now a fire is raging in Cato. So far 27,700 acres have burned and the fire is still not yet contained. Based on the map we attained, Sweetie and I have a tenuous journey ahead. We may have to change our route a bit, but we are not giving up yet! Below is a map of active fires burning right now. Click on the link to go to the site and learn more about the wildfires...and pray for the families whose lives are being affected by these terrible disasters.
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Saturday, June 23, 2012
Camped out in this beautiful park last night. Spent some time mapping out the rest of our trip. Trying to travel through civilization is not an option in this wild part of the country. Sorry, but we may not be able to post very often. The good news is, we're less than a month from our destination...Discovery Education National Summer Institute in Bozeman, Montana!!!!!
Thursday, June 21, 2012
Devil's Tower is in the Black Hills. Sweetie and I just had to go see this monument rising 5,112 feet above sea level. That's almost a mile! Teddy Roosevelt thought this giant monolith was so cool, he made it the first United States National Monument in 1906.
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Sunday, June 17, 2012
Saturday, June 16, 2012
Heading up into the Black Hills to see Deadwood. These nights are cold in South Dakota. Thank goodness we got this big ole bonfire to keep us warm!
Thursday, June 14, 2012
Told some people we were heading to see Crazy Horse, and they looked at us kinda funny! I guess they thought we was crazy, specially wearing these winter clothes in the middle of June! Don't they know it ain't even summer yet?
Pittsburgh Horse (See Pittsburgh Dad)
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Monday, June 11, 2012
Sweetie and I took some time today to honor our country's forefathers. Here we are in the Black Hills of South Dakota at Mt. Rushmore.